Jordy Smith

By Sophia Surk

Jordy Smith Signs With O'Neill

One of the hottest upcoming young surfers who is at the moment sitting on the top of the World Qualifying Series (WQS) ratings with an all-time points record exceeding 14,000, who became junior world champion and who's destined to kick some ass on the world cup tour has signed a sponsorship handle O'Neill. Who will get Jordy Smith was a question we guess a lot of surf company executives had been sweating about, well now it is done. Next year when Jordy Smith joins WCT Dream tour and when he will kind of not be young and upcoming any longer, he will fly the flag for O'Neill.

Jordy Smith On WQS 2007

Jordy Smith took the surfing planet by storm in recent years. He backed up his talent with effectively competing against the global surfing elite and racking up a few of the most prestigious WQS titles along the way. Following his total domination on the tour this year - such as victories on 4 distinctive continents - the Durban native has already guaranteed himself a spot on the ASP World Tour 2008. Not to mention he currently got some wild cards to the WCT and utilised them to finish third at Jeffrey's Bay in 2006 and to take down several of the top seeds at the Boost Mobile Pro 07.

Andreas Adenauer, CEO of the O'Neill Group: "We've been following Jordy's progress for a lengthy time, and we're excited to welcome him onboard. Jordy's drive, commitment and determination for the sport have helped him to grow to be one of surfing's most explosive talents. We look forward to supporting Jordy wholeheartedly and cannot wait to check out what he'll attain on the ASP World Tour and beyond."

Jordy Smith: "I'm honored and stoked to join the O'Neill team and I'm excited about all the new opportunities that lie ahead. O'Neill is a company that has a tremendous history, heritage and shares my passion for the sport of surfing. With my family and O'Neill's support, I'm able to live my dream of surfing and I'm looking forward to representing the best brand in the surf industry, as I enter into my rookie year on the WCT in 2008."

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